| 3 DAYS
|EPHESUS ANCIENT CITY,TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS,HOUSE OF VIRGIN MARY,DEVRENT VALLEY,ZELVE OPEN AIR MUSEUM, PASABAG, AVANOS, GOREME, KAYMAKLI UNDERGROUND CITY, SOGANLI VALLEY
DAY 1 - EPHESUS
After transfer from hotel for flight to Izmir. Our Guide will welcome you at the Izmir airport.Your journey takes 40 minutes from Izmir airport to Ephesus ancient city. Drive to the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of ancient world. Visit the premiere Greco-Roman City of the ancient world, Ephesus. Explore the Temple of Hadrian,Domitians temple,Hercules gate, famous Celsus Library, Great theater and other Roman sites. We will also visit House of the Virgin Mary where it is believed to have spent her last years. On November 29th, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed the House of the Virgin Mary at Ephesus to be sacred.Overnight in Kusadasi.
DAY 2 - CAPPADOCIA
Early in the morning;transfer to Izmir airport for flight Kayseri. You will be picked up Kayseri airport by your guide and start to discover dreamlike Cappadocia.
First you will visit Devrent Imagination Valley and walk through this lunar landscape. Then you will see Zelve Open Air Museum, where you will witness houses carved into the rocks, a Seljukian mosque as well as traces of most, ancient civilizations, Pasabaglari (the world-famous Fairy Chimneys), the village of Avanos, where you will witness a Pottery-making demonstration using ancient Hittite techniques. Following you will have lunch at a local cave restaurant. After lunch you will visit Uchisar Rock-Castle, (the highest point in the region, Esentepe (a panoramic view of Goreme valley) and Goreme Open Air Museum (Rock-cut churches, frescoes, monastery). Overnight in Cappadocia.
DAY 3 - On this day you can join hat-air balloon with sunrise as extra.It generally starts early in the morning and will end about 9 am.After this continue Cappadocia tour with Kaymakli Underground City (See how the people lived in this multi level city complete with stables, kitchens, storage chambers and wine making rooms), Soganli Valley (Relaxing 3km walk through the valley with Byzantine period rock tombs),Sobesos (A Roman Bath from the 5th century and mosaics and graves from Byzantine Empire Period), Taskinpasa Medresesi (an Ottoman theological school), Keslik Monastery (Churches from 8th and 12th centuries, refectory and other complexes, used by monks) and Mustafapasa (Experience the Ottoman and Greek architecture of this old Greek Village once called Sinasos).After the tour ends transfer to Kayseri Airport and fly to Istanbul in the evening.
- Non-smoking, fully A/C private vehicles, Mercedes Vito,Sprinter, Crafter (2010 - 2012 model)
- Professional Licensed English speaking private tour guide
- All local taxes and insurances
- Entrance fees
- Parking fees
- All the transfers in Istanbul and Cappadocia as specified
- Round Trip airfare to/from Cappadocia
- Personal expenses on the tour.
- Any gratuities for guide & driver.